Strolling magic is ideal for private parties, banquets, weddings and receptions. I mingle and perform close up magic to entertain and captivate your guests. During cocktail hour I walk around from group to group and table to table, to ensure that everyone enjoys a memorable experience. I use sleight-of-hand with cards and a variety of everyday objects to make the magic happen in your guests’ hands; giving your guests something to talk about for the rest of the evening. Magic is the best way to get strangers talking to each other!

At Weddings, I always make sure that the happy couple is included in the fun with a one of a kind performance that will honor the wedding day and provide a magical keepsake.

Close Up Magic will leave a lasting impression on your guests and give everyone a personal experience that your guests will talk about long after!

Create a unique and memorable experience

Closeup Magician, based in Southern California and available for travel. I got my first magic kit when I was 8 and have been hooked on magic ever since. I love the sense of wonder that magic creates. I enjoy meeting people and sharing my craft, close up. Many people have not seen these effects performed in front of them before, so it fills me with joy to watch their laughter and astonished reactions, when I make magic happen in their hands. 

Watch the video below, to get a feel for what it’s like to work with me.

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"Ernest did such an amazing job for us! His personable attitude and magic skills seriously blew us away. All of my guests thanked us for having him. Thank you Ernest, for making our day even more Magical!"

              JOSSIE + STEVE


"Ernest is so amazing, awe inspiring, professional, and enthusiastic. He has performed for a work event and my wedding and we couldn't be happier!"

          SAMANTHA + JUAN


"Hiring Ernest to entertain guests at our wedding was the best decision we made! He is insanely talented and we still talk about the card tricks he performed. We recommend him to everyone!"

            JAYSON STEVENS


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